Visit your local Miles Pharmacy pharmacist for expert face-to-face advice and support to help you treat symptoms of asthma.

How Can Miles Pharmacy Help You Manage Asthma?

Our pharmacists at Miles Pharmacy in Epsom can provide free tailored advice to help you treat and manage your asthma. Asthma is a common respiratory condition caused by inflammation in the lungs. Asthma is a chronic condition that requires ongoing medical management with medication such as inhalers and allergy medicine.

Asthma affects more than 25 million people in the UK currently and can be life-threatening if not treated quickly.  Both childhood and adult-onset asthma can develop at any age.

But the good news is that there are plenty of medications to help you prevent, control, and treat asthma attacks so you can live an active and healthy life.

Asthma Symptoms

  • Chest tightness, pain, or pressure.
  • Coughing 
  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheezing

In some cases, a sudden onset of severe symptoms can lead to life-threatening asthma attacks. If you are suffering from a severe asthma attack that requires urgent assistance, call 999 or NHS 111.

asthma - Miles Pharmacy
asthma - Miles Pharmacy

Asthma Types

Asthma is broken down into different types based on the severity and cause of symptoms.

These include:

    • Allergic asthma
    • Seasonal asthma
    • Intermittent
    • Persistent
    • Nonallergic asthma
      • Occupational asthma
      • Exercise-induced asthma
      • Asthma caused by Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Asthma Diagnosis

Your healthcare provider may order a spirometry, a test that measures airflow through your lungs as well as a chest X-ray, blood test, or skin test to see what is triggering your asthma symptoms.

Asthma Causes

Knowing what triggers your asthma will make it easier to prevent and avoid asthma attacks.Asthma has two primary causes:

Allergic triggers: Allergens include things like mold, pollen, and pet dander can prompt an asthma attack.

Non-allergic triggers: Stress, exercise, illness, and certain chemicals may also cause asthma attacks.

Asthma Services at Miles Pharmacy

Managing Asthma

Miles Pharmacy pharmacists have received expert training to help you identify ways to better manage your asthma and your overall health and well-being. Pharmacists can check if your asthma is being managed properly through an Asthma Control Test.

Miles Pharmacy expert clinicians will provide advice on how best to control asthma symptoms and the triggers that aggravate the condition.

 Simple everyday steps can help you manage your asthma symptoms, such as:

  •  Use the inhaler properly to ensure you get the best results.Always bring your reliever inhaler with you and take your preventative inhaler as it is prescribed.
  • Avoid triggers as much as is possible.
  • Take all allergy tablets and inhalers as directed by your Miles Pharmacy clinician.

 Asthma Services & Treatment are available at Miles Pharmacy in Epsom. We will have your prescription medicine ready for in-store collection or free home delivery within two business days. Contact us at with any inquiries or to book an appointment.